Journalist Safraz Manzoor, who wrote the screenplay for the movie "Blinded by the Light," shares with a crowd at the Original Thinkers festival in Telluride the role of Bruce Springsteen in his life as a young teenager in working class Great Britain. The photograph of Manzoor shows him on the final day of filming as the cast dances to "Born to Run." (Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun)

What does music really do to us? Original Thinkers festival taps The Boss, scientists and revolutionaries for the answer

Egyptian protest musician Remy Essam, journalist Sarfraz Manzoor and researcher Bernadette Gonzalez experience music as savior, healer and peaceful weapon.

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Colorado had to release a health report. So it paid muralists to do it with paint.

A climate change tableau — the first of eight murals on health — is up in Fraser as the state tries to bring some color to sometimes stuffy reports.

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People are effectively training bears to get into trouble, and Colorado wildlife officials are sick of it

From a new way of tracking incidents to more-assertive forms of hazing, frustrated CPW officers are trying to change bears’ behavior because humans are reluctant to change theirs

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Dark money and big donors fuel the ballot battle over Proposition CC in Colorado

The 2019 election attracts millions in money from nonprofits, whose donors remain hidden despite a new state disclosure law